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HDC-24002-1 - The Morgan Ridge
|Living Sq. Ft:||2400 sq. ft.||Floors||1.5|
|Bedrooms:||4||Width||73 ft. - 6 in.|
|Baths:||2.5||Depth||62 ft. - 0 in.|
|Country / Craftsman / Southern / Traditional|
As low as: $990.00
Customer Reviews of this House Design:
Very pleased with our plans.|
Very pleased with our plans. Thank you!!
American Falls, ID
We are so blessed! It is gorgeous!|
After some financial difficulties that began in 2002 we were finally about to save up enough money to build a home. In 2009 we began to build on a lot that our family had given to us. In February of 2010 we were able to move into our Country Craftsman Style house! We are so blessed! It is gorgeous!
I love everything about the house!|
The house that we were renting was sold, and in the process of looking for a pre-built home to buy, we couldn't find anything we liked. We then decided to build a new one.
My husband and I, along with family and friends, have built this home from the ground up. It has taken a lot longer than we anticipated, but this is one family project we will never forget.
I love everything about the house. The bedrooms are all a nice size. The kitchen is great and has turned out to be my favorite part of the house.
After deciding to build the house, we built the shell of the home out of beetle kill pine logs. Since our family business is logging, it seemed like the most economical thing to do. After picking out and measuring every single log, we peeled them by hand. My husband and my father then carved every notch with a chainsaw or by hand. After several months the shell was complete.
We then finished the roof and the internal walls with regular framing materials. Almost all of the finishing lumber inside the house came from my uncle's sawmill. My husband is making all cupboards and vanities out of the beetle kill pine. This is also a very long process, but they look great with the rest of the house.
The house is not quite done yet. We started building in May of 2009 and will be complete by May of 2010. This sounds like a long time, but since we only work one to two days a week on it, but I think we are making good progress.
We're very happy with the way our home is turning out and would DEFINATELY recommend House Plan Gallery plans to anyone...
We had over $1,400,000 debt, and could have legally taken bankruptcy...|
We owned a commercial roofing company and a trucking business that grew too fast. Poor decisions, and other circumstances contributed to the problems.
Jerry's Dad, his business partner, got sick and died. After an audit we realized we were losing thousands of dollars a month.
We had over $1,400,000 debt, and could have legally taken bankruptcy, but we believed that we should sell everything we could and pay back our debts.
We had a nice 1926 AC ranchette home that was free and clear as well as having lots of other assets, such as cars, trucks, horses, cattle, etc. We sold everything but 1 horse, and our furniture, and we moved in with Jerry's mother who helped us with some of the debt.
We actually got all the way down to having only $100 and driving a borrowed car, but we had peace!
Jerry's mother gave us some land and we bought a mobile home, initially. Jerry worked hard at any job he could find. Donna went back to school, got her real estate license after 30 years as a stay-at-home wife and mother, and went to work.
Over the next few years, with God's help and grace, we gradually paid back all the debt, began to save, and dreamed of building a house on our land.
In 2009, we began to build and placed a Bible in our slab as a reminder of who helped us get out of our dire circumstances. We moved into our new wonderful, Country Craftsman style house in Feb 2010 and felt so blessed and restored. It is gorgeous!
We made just a few modifications to the home including taking the pantry/closet out to make the dining room area larger with a nook for our antique buffet. We also omitted the stairwell (no upstairs) and made a huge pantry. We also put an outdoor fireplace on the patio and have really been enjoying it.
Finally, our favorite features of this beautiful home are the Country Craftsman Style, tall ceilings, split bedrooms, big closets, two dining areas, covered patio, and the big front porch.
We would definitely recommend House Plan Gallery home designs for anyone looking for a beautiful design with a floorplan that absolutely minimizes wasted space. Highly recommended!
Jerry and Donna G.
Looking for the house that has it all? Then look no further. This beautiful Craftsman design features all the things that make a house a home. Four over-sized bedrooms are complimented by large walk-in closets, and the flex space provides a perfect spot for that home office, playroom, or dining room. A breakfast area, and raised bar all provide spaces for those family meals with close access to the fully equipped kitchen. The great room includes gas logs, a coffered ceiling, and beautiful views to the covered rear porch beyond. The master bedroom also features trayed ceilings and the master bathroom leaves nothing to be desired. The expansive garage provides plenty of room for oversized trucks and SUV's and also includes a large storage area. The bonus room provides space for future expansion or for additional storage. This is the perfect home for you and your family!
|House Plan Features:|
Please note that in most areas of the country, these house plans will be everything you need to build, but not necessarily everything you need to obtain a building permit.
In addition to the house plans you order, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on the property. You might also need beams sized to accommodate roof loads specific to your region. Your home builder can usually help you with this. You may also need a septic design unless your lot is served by a sanitary sewer system. Many areas now have area-specific energy codes that also have to be followed. This normally involves filling out a simple form providing documentation that your house plans are in compliance.
In some regions, there is a second step you will need to take to insure your house plans are in compliance with local codes. Some areas of North America have very strict engineering requirements. Examples of this would be earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Coast, hurricane risk areas of the Florida, Gulf & Carolina Coasts. New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and parts of Illinois require review by a local professional as well. If you are building in these areas, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your building department. If you arenít sure, building departments typically have a handout they will give you listing all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit.
Additionally, stock plans do not have a professional stamp attached. If your building department requires one, they will only accept a stamp from a professional licensed in the state where you plan to build. In this case, you will need to take your house plans to a local engineer or architect for review and stamping. In addition, plans which are used to construct homes in Nevada are required to be drawn by a licensed Nevada architect.